Vietnam Greets Chinese Leaders With Flag Gaffe

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Chinese leaders visiting Vietnam last Wednesday were presented with an unusual display at the official festivities put on by Vietnam's ruling Communist Party: a copy of the Chinese Communist flag, with an extra star.

Rather than the one big star surrounded by four small ones, the new and improved version included five small stars. According to the Chinese regime's Foreign Ministry, the gaffe was due to a "technical error." The Chinese and Vietnamese regimes remain partners on a number of issues, despite increasing tensions in recent years over territory in the South China Sea.

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